Michael John Bogle

July 31, 1988March 8, 2013

Michael John Bogle, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed from this earth on Friday, March 8th. Born in Houston, Texas, the son of Norman and Sharon Bogle, he was affectionately known as Mikey. His warm smile, twinkling eyes, caring heart, and great sense of humor made him instantly likeable by most, and loved by many. Michael loved to express himself through painting, drawing, and writing poetry. He had a fondness for the outdoors, and took every opportunity to go fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, or engage in any other activity that brought him closer to nature. At age eight he became a resident of Boys and Girls Country and received the care, support, and guidance every child needs. He developed many lifelong friendships with other residents and staff members. Their encouragement helped Michael grow into a well-rounded young man. After graduating from Waller High School, Michael joined the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served his country from 2007-2009. In 2010 he attended the Culinary Academy of Austin, where he fine-tuned his love for cooking. He developed many new friendships in Austin and had a profound, positive effect on everyone he met. His passion for cooking, music, movies and art were exhibited in every aspect of his life. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Bogle. Mourning his loss is the love of his life, Catherine Palmer; his father, Norman Bogle; his sister, Alicia Bogle; and his brothers Jason and Darrell Bogle. Michael also had a support family who are grieving his loss, including parents Craig Andreas and Tracey Urban, sisters Krysten Urban and Ashley Johnson, and brother Michael Urban. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 17th at Forest Park - The Woodlands, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384. Donations can be made in memory of Michael to Boys and Girls Country of Houston . St. Patrick’s Day was Michael’s favorite holiday, so please wear green respectfully in his honor on Sunday.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Michael Reiland

March 17, 2013

We will continue to pray for your entire family during this painful time of loss. May God fill you with the peace that passes all understanding.

Jeanette & Mike

March 16, 2013

Mikey came into our home as a very scared little boy when he was only 6 years old He lived as part of your family until he was placed at Boys and Girls Country when he had just turned 9 years old. Last Friday March 8th I pulled a Precious Moment Cross down from the shelf and on the back it read "From Michael Bogle on Mother's Day 1996". I paused and prayed for Mikey wherever he might be, little did I know that would be his "Home Going Day". Even though Mikey wasn't a part of our day to day lives he was still a part of our forever hearts, he was loved and prayed for. As you can imagine we have many memories of Mikey, the most important is the memory of when he prayed and ask Jesus into his heart to be his Lord and Savior and that of his baptism. He made the decision many years ago that determined his eternity. Thank you Catherine for the love that you had for him. He was a great little kid that had a very difficult beginning in life, he just wanted to be loved and accepted and to have someone to love back. Mikey's Great Aunt Mary called to tell us that she read about Mikey in the paper. Our hearts are broken for you his family and friends. We are thankful for the many ways that our lives were touched by a little boy that loved catching lizards, drawing, riding his bike, playing cars and Lego's, listening to music, playing with a stick, hugging the dog, building things, going to church, and just sitting in my lap and listening as I read to him.

S. Love

March 16, 2013

I would like to give my deepest condolences to your family.

David Bogle

March 16, 2013

You were the youngest you will always be with me.

Shirley Wright

March 13, 2013

My heart goes out to Catherine and to all Michael's loved ones. I was an adult during Michael's childhood and adolescence. I was not as important in his life as others he loved and needed, but I treasured him, and I grieve his loss.

I appreciated Michael's depth of spirit, his loyalty and love to family members and close friends, and his ability to see into all our hearts. As a child, he had razor sharp instincts. He felt his life… more than most. He understood how life had blessed or betrayed him. He wore his feelings and insights in the open, unable to pretend. His only choice was to forgive, and he forgave….over and over.

His emotional honesty sometimes forced him to walk through his days appearing to be a sharp object in a rounded world. The opposite was true. He was the soft, precious human gift, one of God's rare creations… a soul who was genuine and true, wearing his sensitive heart on the surface, making others uncomfortable with his raw feelings and lack of falseness.

I am so grateful for the privilege to know his sweetness of spirit, to hear his insights and attempts to understand others, to experience his artistic expressions, to laugh at his wit, to rejoice in his wide smiles and hearty hugs, and to witness his amazing ability to hear, and bless, others. I was one he blessed with his life, and I will carry his blessings all the rest of my days.

Nghia Le

March 12, 2013

We've known each other since we were little kids. Always considered you a big brother. You already know the rest bro. Watch over us.

Catherine Palmer

March 12, 2013

Catherine Palmer

March 12, 2013

Malcolm Guerra

March 11, 2013

Michael was a loving young man that I had the pleasure to get to know at Boys and Girls Country. I can still remember seeing him sulking as a 10 year old boy out side the T-building. That was when we first met. I was blessed to watch him grow into a man and see him strike out in life. I pray that his family and girlfriend find comfort in this time.

Diamond Wharton

March 11, 2013

Mikey, I wish i knew what happened to you. I know we never really where that close, but you where an amazing friend to anyone who needed you. I have known you since we where kiddos. (that's Waller for ya) But seeing that you have passed away.. well.. its unsettling and just not right. God shouldn't have taken you just yet. but i know that you are looking down on all of us from the paradise in the sky. <3 ya and miss you. We will see you one day. Goodbye hun